Idris Elba - King of Speed

Idris Elba - King of Speed

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Beefmeister

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16,295 posts

197 months

Wednesday 18th December 2013
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Looking forward to this over Xmas as I think Elba is brilliant, didn't know he was a 'car guy'.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/52/...

Beeb blurb said:
Idris Elba takes pole position on the grid as he sets off on the drive of his life, in a revelatory, adrenaline-fuelled documentary series about speed and driving fast.

On his journey, Idris charts the colourful origins and secret history of the underground racing scene in the USA – and sets out to examine how boy-racers and our love of speed have shaped the cars we drive today.

Episode one sees him travel from his childhood home in East London to Motorcity in Detroit and on to New Jersey, where he reveals the history of the first boy-racers, and explores how our obsession with driving fast has shaped our professional motorsports and popular culture.

hornetrider

63,161 posts

172 months

Wednesday 18th December 2013
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thumbup

Looks good!

RJB_666

1,677 posts

162 months

Thursday 19th December 2013
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Thanks for the heads up, really looking forward to this. I didn't realise he was a car guy either! Guy of many talents. I didn't know until last year that he was a DJ as well. Plays quite a few gigs in London and was also at Ibiza Rocks.

MissChief

5,945 posts

135 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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Cheers for the heads up. Series link set without even leaving my desk. smile

MarshPhantom

9,658 posts

104 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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RJB_666 said:
Thanks for the heads up, really looking forward to this. I didn't realise he was a car guy either! Guy of many talents. I didn't know until last year that he was a DJ as well. Plays quite a few gigs in London and was also at Ibiza Rocks.
He did a good show a few months back on the history of house music if you missed it, not sure what it was called.

RJB_666

1,677 posts

162 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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MarshPhantom said:
He did a good show a few months back on the history of house music if you missed it, not sure what it was called.
No idea how I missed that. Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep an eye out for a repeat or see if it reappears on 4OD.

northwest monkey

6,273 posts

156 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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MarshPhantom said:
RJB_666 said:
Thanks for the heads up, really looking forward to this. I didn't realise he was a car guy either! Guy of many talents. I didn't know until last year that he was a DJ as well. Plays quite a few gigs in London and was also at Ibiza Rocks.
He did a good show a few months back on the history of house music if you missed it, not sure what it was called.
"How Club Music Changed the World" or something like that. It was a 2-part show & was really interesting - especially for people growing up in the late 80s and into the 90s.

He's a very interesting bloke - I'd love to spend a night out with him.

Interesting fact - I thought he was actually American after seeing him play Stringer Bell in The Wirelaugh

Dr G

14,150 posts

209 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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northwest monkey said:
Interesting fact - I thought he was actually American after seeing him play Stringer Bell in The Wirelaugh
I think everyone did O_o

MissChief said:
Cheers for the heads up. Series link set without even leaving my desk. smile
Just came on to say it was now on Planner smile

944fan

4,962 posts

152 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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Looking forward to this.

Really like this guy. Brilliant in the Wire and the only decent thing in Prometheus.

Amirhussain

11,350 posts

130 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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He was also in American Gangster, gets his head blown of by Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington)

ajprice

20,887 posts

163 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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Cheers. Recorded smile

MarshPhantom

9,658 posts

104 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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Timer set on the video for this one.

davepoth

29,395 posts

166 months

Friday 20th December 2013
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Also in the cinema at the moment as Nelson Mandela.

Dr G

14,150 posts

209 months

Saturday 21st December 2013
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That's Frank Bruno you're thinking of mate.


davepoth

29,395 posts

166 months

Saturday 21st December 2013
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Nope, we're both wrong. It was US baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1878278-tv-stat...

iva cosworth

44,044 posts

130 months

Tuesday 24th December 2013
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Bump to the first page so more see it.

I searched for this before starting a new thread on it.

Boxing Day AND Friday nights....thumbup

GALLARDOGUY

8,160 posts

186 months

Tuesday 24th December 2013
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northwest monkey said:
He's a very interesting bloke - I'd love to spend a night out with him.
My sister is friendly with him and I've met him through her while he was DJ'ing in London

He's a nice guy. Very down to earth. So laid back he's horizontal. Smooth fella.

Welshbeef

44,889 posts

165 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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GALLARDOGUY said:
My sister is friendly with him and I've met him through her while he was DJ'ing in London

He's a nice guy. Very down to earth. So laid back he's horizontal. Smooth fella.
So spill what's in his garage? Is he a classic car man Mk2 Jag or a Dino, 265 GTB 4Cam or modern sort of thing?

Or maybe just into actual racing cars and like Damon Hill drives a very low power spec Espace!

chevy-stu

5,392 posts

195 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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Good heads up... Will set the Vision box to record...

chilistrucker

4,541 posts

118 months

Wednesday 25th December 2013
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Thanks for the heads up.
seems a top lad, man of many talents and all round top geezer!
Loved the wire, love luther and looking forward to mandela